Copy and paste using the Clipboard

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The Clipboard is a holding place on your computer where you can temporarily store data (text, pictures, and so on). When you copy something, your selection is held on the Clipboard, where it remains until you copy something else or shut down your computer. This means that you can paste the same data multiple times and in different applications. The Clipboard holds only the last selection that you copied. On the Mac, you cannot view the Clipboard.

  1. Select the data that you want to copy.

  2. On the Standard toolbar, click Copy  Copy button .

  3. Click the location where you want to paste the data.

  4. On the Standard toolbar, click Paste  Paste Options .

    The Paste Options button  Paste Options that appears in your document is temporary. You can click it to change the formatting of the pasted item. To dismiss it, click anywhere else in the document, press ESC , or begin typing.

    Tips: 

    • The keyboard shortcut for Copy is COMMAND + C , and for Paste it's COMMAND + V .

    • To save and reuse text and graphics, even if you turn off your computer, you can use the Scrapbook.

See also

Save and reuse your text and graphics with the Scrapbook

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